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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeOctober 2nd 2017, 1:00 pm

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Looking good! A low oil pressure light would be pretty cool.


This guy bragging about his pressure lube oppy....

should i make it flash ??? lol pressure lube ftw
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Haha, that'd be fancy looking.

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sadeoo7 wrote:

should i make it flash ??? lol pressure lube ftw

Might be a slacker if you didn't! HAHA
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AllisKidD21 wrote:
Looking good! A low oil pressure light would be pretty cool.


This guy bragging about his pressure lube oppy....

should i make it flash ??? lol pressure lube ftw

#datpressurelubelyfe

I've been wanting to do a low oil pressure light or pressure gauge for a while now. Maybe an oil temp gauge too. It's always cool to have your dash full of gauges The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 1098998679 makes it look cool
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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeOctober 8th 2017, 8:12 pm

got the flashy led thingy low oil pressure indicator installed..
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made a small flashing circuit
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Sweet, a cool looking light you don't want to see!

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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2017, 11:35 am

FINNALLLY got a proper non slap-butt seat !

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i also installed some snow chains on the tires.. the traction is completely ridiculous.. i can go trought 2-3ft snowbanks easily..
the ''new'' MST transaxle is also showing signs of abuse.. i will probably have to pop it open soon to see whats going on...

also looking at 20x7-8 trail wolfs for the rear and 16inch snowhogs on the front


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-headlights, nilights dual flood..
-buy and mount new rear tires
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-belly pan, keep the sticks out of my belt..
-building a small alternator out of a small electric motor !?
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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeDecember 20th 2017, 1:43 pm

Nice seat.

For some reason i really like the idea of mud flaps, I look forward to seeing those.
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Nice seat.

For some reason i really like the idea of mud flaps, I look forward to seeing those.


yeah im waiting to install them.. since i want new tires.. might have to move them.
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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2018, 11:49 am

soo about a month ago i broke the doc locker key again.. so im getting a new axle and welding it to the hub.. whenever i have time.. project cars are getting in the way of tractors lately..The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 20180210
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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2018, 12:11 pm

I was going to suggest just welding it in when you posted that it broke the last time. I hear a lot of racers, off-roaders, and pullers end up welding their axle shafts directly to their gears thus eliminating keys and snaprings. Off road tractor guys should do it that way too.
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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2018, 12:15 pm

yea the doc locker eliminates gars and snaprings but the weak link is the keystock that keep snapping.. its probably the 3rd time now. i tried with different keystock and same result, maybe too many clutch dumps lol! but hey its fun ! so yea welding it next time..
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Yikes, really chewed up the axle. You've had bad luck with axle shafts and transaxles it seems. 18hp pressure lube opposed probably don't help that, hahaha.

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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2018, 1:26 pm

Ouch... so far good with my doc locker. Definatly keeping an eye on mine. I think the key is like you said, clutch dumps. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2018, 2:34 pm

I did the same thing on my doc locker 2.0 . So I switched to the first version and the locker held fine. Wish I could say the same about the tranny after drifting in snow too much.
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PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower  - Page 8 Icon_minitimeMay 28th 2020, 12:04 am

HEY ! im back ! somewhat. found some time to work on this thing again.. doing so much stuff !!

plans:
-dual carburator, PZ30 with custom cnc milled adaptor blocks
-full repaint, original paint scheme
-hood rack
-clean transmission, replace worn bushings/bearings
-Redo doc locker i bought some hardened keystock !!
-complete front end rebuild, new joints, spingle reinforcement, wheel bearing maybe? at the very lest
new bushings.
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-transaxle brace
-Axle supports !!! i want to make it wider so i need to help that little mst205
-new tires, 19-7-8 rear 145/70-6 front
-4bolt rear hubs
-steering stops
-nilight front headlights
-frame reinfocements i found some cracks around where the transaxle bolts to and where the fornt end is welded.
-front bumper
-lowering the seat + add some storage somewhere, ammo can ?
-hydro rear brakes
yep i know, its gold, its hideous, a friend tought id be a great idea to paint it gold, wasnt.

im rebuilding it to be ready in hopefully 2 months when our local Gambler500 is gonna happen, i want this with me at the basecamp its gonna be great haha.
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Man talk about a comeback!! Haha, great to hear from ya again, definitely looking forward to seeing the updates on this build!

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The running boards on that remind me of the 1980's simplicity ones. Kind of a similar idea. Looks like a lot of work planned there, nice nice. And...HOOD RACK! Heck yeah, join the club!
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Welp. Trying to get back to working on this take 2 !

ive sold the quad, the 2 project cars and ive gone back to basics somewhat. Im hoping to have enought time in the next 2-3 months to finish this thing before the next Gambler 500 so i can use it as a basecamp machine. Then again, its what i was saying in 2020.


the upside of taking 2 year to start working on this again is ive had ALOT of time to gather parts !

i have nearly everything needed to do the list below !

plans:
-dual carburator, PZ30 W/acc pump mounted with custom 3D Printed adaptors
-full repaint, original paint scheme
-new pulley swap, 9in front 5in rear
-hood rack maybe
-clean transmission, replace worn bushings/bearings, drill out factory self taps and replace with bolt and nut.
-Redo doc locker i bought some hardened keystock !!
-complete front end rebuild, new joints, spindle reinforcement, wheel bearing new bushings.
-transaxle brace
-Axle supports !!! i want to make it wider so i need to help that little mst205
-new tires, 19-7-8 rear sun F 15/70-6 front x tracs
-4bolt rear hubs
-steering stops
-nilight front headlights
-frame reinfocements i found some cracks around where the transaxle bolts to and where the fornt end is welded.
-front bumper
-new simplistic (lighter) rear bumper
-lowering the seat + add some storage somewhere, ammo can ?
-hydro rear brakes
-also debating engine mods, flywheel, rods and pistons ? rev it more than 4k safely ?


ive got nearly all the parts ready and will start wonrking on it very soon. Will make sure to upload pictures when the work starts.

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Cool build man (I just read through the whole thread)! She's a MTD built unit I can tell by the original front axle, motor mounting plate and steering link, around the same year as my Warhorse! Really love what you've done/doing. The reinforcement to the front steering link is brilliant I may have to copy that (but give you due credit of course!). Best of luck, I'll be watching this one!

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Alright! nothing like procrastinating for 2 months and rushing to get everything done during the last few weeks before an event!! lol!

So i redid my tie rod, its also tucked way higher so it doesn't get destroyed by rocks and debris again.
New brass bushings in the knuckles, wheel bearings instead of bushings, lock collars holding the wheels on instead of cotter pins. stearing is really nice and tight!

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I also started doing the axle supports/brace. Its not completely done but a good start.

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hopefully its done by the end of the month!

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sadeoo7 wrote:
Alright! nothing like procrastinating for 2 months and rushing to get everything done during the last few weeks before an event!! lol!

So i redid my tie rod, its also tucked way higher so it doesn't get destroyed by rocks and debris again.
New brass bushings in the knuckles, wheel bearings instead of bushings, lock collars holding the wheels on instead of cotter pins. stearing is really nice and tight!



I also started doing the axle supports/brace. Its not completely done but a good start.




hopefully its done by the end of the month!

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Watching… I had missed this thread before.

I REALLY like that subframe with outboard bearings. Neat stuff! I’ve always thought that should be what everyone does that runs a rig hard. Now to read and find out more about it. Is that a new addition? Will there be a cross brace added also? I need to study this.

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